Meg Hilling

Meg Hilling

Producer / Reporter

Meg Hilling is a National Correspondent with Scripps News based in Chicago. Her work is predominately featured on the weeknight show, In The Loop with Christian Bryant, as well as the documentary series, In Real Life. Using her background in sports, science and the American West, she delivers character driven stories that lend unique perspectives on pressing issues facing our world. She takes on the ground reporting very seriously and often returns to the newsroom sunburnt and covered in mud with a wild story in hand.

Recent Work
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Charles Krupa / APScience and Health

New York City Scientists Are Exploring History Through Tree Rings

Leonard Logsdail in his workshop
Meg Hilling / NewsyU.S.

Bespoke Tailor Stitches Together A Legacy

Sue Bird, Serena Williams and Allyson Felix are shown.

Three Icons In Women's Sports Are Saying Goodbye

Basketball players battle for the ball.
John Locher / APSports

WNBA Playoffs Head Into Semifinals With Increased Viewership

Referees talk on a field.
Paul Sancya / APSports

Referee Shortage Could Put An End To Some States' Friday Night Lights

Randall Worcester is shown.
Crawford County Sheriff's Department / APU.S.

Multiple Agencies Are Investigating Police Beating Of Arkansas Man

Uprising Bakery and Cafe

Chicago Bakery Attacked For Drag Brunch Illustrates A Social Conflict

WNBA star Brittney Griner
Alexander Zemlianichenko / APSports

Russian Judge Sentences Griner To 9 Years In Prison On Drug Charges

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one shot by NewsyU.S.

School Districts Are Scrambling To Find Teachers

J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are shown.

Officers Kueng, Thao Sentenced For Their Roles In George Floyd Arrest

Matt Rourke / APBusiness

Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?

A grass court at Wimbledon
Gerald Herbert / APSports

Wimbledon Is Only Ever Played On Grass Courts

People mourn following a mass shooting
Charles Rex Arbogast / APU.S.

Police: Parade Shooting Suspect Contemplated 2nd Shooting

Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko returns a serve
Alberto Pezzali / APSports

Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing
Alexander Zemlianichenko / APSports

Trial Of Brittney Griner Underway In Russia

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Jenny Kane / APPolitics

Social Media Reacts To The News Of Roe V. Wade Being Overturned

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John Raoux / APLife

Where Did Credit Scores Come From?

Georgia head women's basketball coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson
Brett Davis / APSports

Why Are Women Underrepresented In Coaching?

University of Pennsylvania athlete Lia Thomas
John Bazemore / APU.S.

FINA Bans Transgender Swimmers From Competing

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NASAScience and Health

What Makes Space 'Cold?'

Golfer Phil Mickelson
Denis Poroy / APSports

PGA Tour Suspending Players Who Compete In New Saudi-Backed Tour

A bride trying on a wedding gown and veil at a bridal shop

Stylists Urge Brides To Plan Early Due To Ongoing Supply Issues

A bride holds a bouquet of flowers.
Ariel Schalit / APU.S.

Vendors Are Welcoming The Wedding Boom, But Not Without Obstacles

A bride and groom pose for wedding pictures.

Weddings Are Back In A Big Way, But They Have A Higher Price Tag

Brittney Griner is congratulated on a play.
Elaine Thompson / APSports

How Pay Disparities In Women's Sports Pushes Them To Go International

Diego Esquivel, left, and Linda Klaasson comfort each other
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Young Lives Taken Too Soon In Uvalde, Texas

The United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match.
Alessandra Tarantino / APSports

U.S. Women's, Men's National Soccer Will Get Equal Pay After New Deal

A person runs with a dog
Matt Rourke / APLife

Rising Costs For Pets Forcing Some People To Surrender Their Animals

A librarian reads books
Rick Bowmer / APEntertainment

Book Bans Are Taking Off Nationwide

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner
Rick Scuteri / APSports

U.S. Officials Reclassify Brittney Griner As 'Wrongfully Detained'